A WOMAN has shared how she overcame her battle against her insecurities which saw her always cover up when at the beach or pool.
Kerry Rose Schwartz is a former reality TV star after winning VH1's The Entertainer and author.
She also calls herself the "Carrie Bradshaw of TikTok" after sharing anecdotes about her life on her account Comfy with Kerry (@comfywith_kerry).
In one video she explained how she has painfully struggled with her insecurities about her legs and cellulite.
She called them one of her "biggest insecurities of all time" and that she has had them "practically my entire life."
Kerry then shared a clip of herself on a boat while on a trip to Italy where she wore a two-piece swimsuit without a cover-up.
She explained: "I went on a trip to Italy recently and I had to wear a bathing suit in front of 15 people on a boat and they were all beautiful, good-looking people from all around the world and I was panicking.
"Anybody who has been in my life for the last 10 years knows that I don't go to beaches or pools without a sarong wrapped around my waist.
"I get really bad anxiety walking around in a bathing suit without one."
When she returned from her trip and saw the video of herself jumping off the boat to swim in the sea without a sarong, she realized the progress she had made.
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Kerry said: "Normally if I would see my cellulite like this in a video or photo I would go into complete self-loathing mode and probably have a panic attack and would take it out of my phone never wanting to see it again.
"But instead I'm so proud of that girl because a few years ago that girl would never walk around in a bathing suit like that with her cellulite showing let alone jump into the water and go swimming."
As she rewatched the video and reminisced about how she used to feel about herself, Kerry was beaming.
"How cool is it that we grow, we evolve, we get over these stupid fears about what people think about our bodies?" she said.
The TikToker added: "I've come a long way and I thought that this was really important to share."
"Wear the bathing suit," she wrote at the end of the video.
In the comments, women praised her journey and related hugely to how she evolved to stop caring about what people think of her body.
One viewer said: "I'm the same way but as I've gotten older I've grown to embrace it.
"You are built beautifully but I understand completely how you feel."
Another woman painfully remembered how her insecurities meant that she missed out on fun times with her children.
"I missed out on taking my kids to the pool when they were young because I was that woman to let cellulite hold me back!!" she said.
Another added: "So sad when I think about how so many of us have deprived ourselves of a 'wonderful time' bc of insecurities.
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One viewer called Kerry "an inspiration" and thanked her for encouraging viewers to accept and feel good about their bodies.
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